Students and faculty tell administration Farage is a bigot, should not be debated: College says debate fights bigotry

As the debate to be held on April 6 approaches between former UKIP leader Nigel Farage and former President of Mexico Vicente Fox, students and faculty are voicing their concerns about Farage and what they see as his anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic and overall bigoted beliefs. “Bigotry is not up for debate,” said a sign that religious […]

College aims to compromise with concerned Easton residents, proposes reevaluation of dorm project

In response to continued pushback from College Hill residents in regards to the McCartney Dorm Project, the college publicly announced its willingness to concede 30 percent of the beds of the new housing project and reevaluate the use of the land on the corner of Cattell and High Streets. Vice President of Finance and Administration […]

Between the vines: US grape consumption creates differing effects in Chilean economy, society

The phrase “farm-to-table” takes a different meaning when the farm is hundreds of miles away in South America. According to Heidi Tinsman, increased grape consumption in the US over the last several decades has had both negative and positive outcomes on workers’ rights and female monetary independence. Tinsman, professor of history at the University of […]

A spring in their steps: Track and field records 14 personal bests in first outdoor meet of the season

Lafayette track and field teams continued their spring season with the first outdoor meet of the year on March 16 and 17. According to the Charlotte 49ers website, this year’s 49er Classic was the biggest one ever, with “about 90 schools with nearly 4,000 athletes.” Plenty of Leopards performed well, with the team nabbing 12 […]

Planting seeds for change: New Assistant Director of Farm and Food seeks to increase student connection to food

Bringing an extensive agricultural background with experience farming vegetables and with dairy, egg and meat farms around the eastern United States, new Assistant Director of Farm and Food Lisa Miskelly is eager to begin her role managing LaFarm and strengthening its relationship with dining services. Miskelly will work with the two LaFarm EXCEL scholars in […]

Lacrosse fails to make a strong comeback in first Patriot League appearance

The Lafayette women’s lacrosse team visited Patriot League opponent Holy Cross on March 17 to open their league play. The Crusaders opened the first half with a lead, and ultimately ended the game winning 16-14 despite Lafayette’s strong comeback efforts. Lead by junior attacker Jane Kirby, who had six goals and one assist, the team almost mounted […]